Monday: I was going to take the day off and get chores done around the house, but I remembered I had Gregs snowshoes in my car and it was a real pretty morning- so out I went just for a quick run around the track. (Quick in time- not pace.) Log 3 miles.
Tuesday: Bad workout. Hamstring/Piriformis would not relax and I had to get off the TM and get on the elliptical and some other weird fitness machine. Got my heart rate up and worked out the hammy a little, but left feeling a bit discouraged. Gotta get that massage scheduled. Log 4 miles.
Wednesday: Snow day! You'd think that would leave a ton of time to get in a great workout, but that just didn't happen. First, I went out and just walked a little on the snowshoe track but got cold quickly so I went in to do some chores while Greg ran. Next, I got on the bike trainer and rode for about 15 minutes- 5 x 30 second sprints included. A pretty lackluster lift followed with one set of the very few exercises I did. So then, still feeling crabby, I decided I needed to try to get out on my track. I lasted 14 minutes (Griffin lasted 5). The snow had stopped but it was slick and I kept slipping off track and turning my ankle and pulling my hamstring. I figured it was too nice of a winter scene to be out there screaming swear words and decided to bag the snowshoes and run down the road. I ran SLOW, but it felt good to be out and getting my heart rate up, finally. All that for 4 miles. I wasn't exactly satisfied but I wasn't crabby anymore and made a great dinner (see my other blog)!
Thursday: TM 3 miles, hamstring hanging on by a fiber
Firday- Sunday off
Took the last three days of the week off to calm my hamstring down and because I was busy moving. By Sunday my hamstring did feel better and I had been eating well so I didn't feel too bad about it. Try to get back at it this week. I may suffer at Amherst, but hopefully can string enough good weeks together for a strong New Bedford. It's a process, and I love it.